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Spiced Lamb in Pita
(adapted for home preparation)

Grill or Broiler
Serves 8

Pronounced "year-o", these sandwiches are sold in Greek restaurants, from food counters in shopping malls and on the streets of Manhattan. Hot meat is traditionally sliced to order from a large piece cooking on a vertical rotisserie. Pita is often oiled and warmed on a grill.
8 Greek pita loaves, warmed
8Spiced lamb patties (below)
1 cupTsazeki sauce (below)
2 cupsshredded lettuce
1thinly sliced tomato
1thinly sliced onion
Spiced Lamb Patties
1 pound ground lamb
2 teaspoons oregano
11/2 teaspoons kamoon
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 Tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
1/4 teaspoon pepper.
1 cup madzoon or sour cream
1/4 cup chopped cucumber
1 clove garlic, minced

  1. Mix Tsazeki and chill
  2. Mix lamb pattie ingredients well, divide into 8 parts and shape into oblong patties.
  3. Grill approximately 4 minutes on each side.
  4. Place a lamb patty in the center of each pita.
  5. Top with lettuce, tomato, onion and 2 Tablespoons tsazeki.
  6. Roll bread around filling in cone shape and wrap waxed paper around the bottom half, twisting to seal